Community Events

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  • Marketplace Risk Masters Program

    The Masters Program kicks off in May with live events, recorded sessions, podcasts, blogs, meet-ups, and thought leadership materials available online and through our mobile app. We have removed all barriers for startups to learn, network and share! Whether online or through the mobile app, you can access mission-critical content and engage with peers, experts and industry leaders. All combined, the Masters Program offers greater content through a dozen tracks, engagement with a larger community online and through the mobile app, many more touch points, and longer lasting impact.

    Spearheaded by industry leaders, peers, subject matter experts and top academics across a wide range of industries and disciplines, the Masters Program is a solutions-focused, comprehensive, virtual platform where the ecosystem comes to share strategies and tactics tested and vetted through real-world applications and experiences. A dozen distinct tracks provide over 100 hours of content covering: Background Checks & Screening; Compliance, Regulatory & Legal; Crisis Management & Public Relations; Cybersecurity & Data Privacy; Digital Identity & KYC; Gig Economy & Future of Work; Insurance & Insurtech; Marketplace & Platform Strategy; Mobility & Transportation; Payments & Fraud Prevention; Technology Innovation; and Trust & Safety. 

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  • Marketplace Risk Masters Program

    The Masters Program kicks off in May with live events, recorded sessions, podcasts, blogs, meet-ups, and thought leadership materials available online and through our mobile app. We have removed all barriers for startups to learn, network and share! Whether online or through the mobile app, you can access mission-critical content and engage with peers, experts and industry leaders. All combined, the Masters Program offers greater content through a dozen tracks, engagement with a larger community online and through the mobile app, many more touch points, and longer lasting impact.

    Spearheaded by industry leaders, peers, subject matter experts and top academics across a wide range of industries and disciplines, the Masters Program is a solutions-focused, comprehensive, virtual platform where the ecosystem comes to share strategies and tactics tested and vetted through real-world applications and experiences. A dozen distinct tracks provide over 100 hours of content covering: Background Checks & Screening; Compliance, Regulatory & Legal; Crisis Management & Public Relations; Cybersecurity & Data Privacy; Digital Identity & KYC; Gig Economy & Future of Work; Insurance & Insurtech; Marketplace & Platform Strategy; Mobility & Transportation; Payments & Fraud Prevention; Technology Innovation; and Trust & Safety. 

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  • Hapday Group is launching a 6-week Virtual B2B Sales Bootcamp focused on B2B sales and scaling in the US market that will run from early June to mid-July (exact dates TBD) at 1 session per week with implementation support from the Hapday team as well as mentors/advisors throughout the program.

    Designed for startups, scaleups, and growth stage companies involved in B2B sales, we will focus on developing practical long-term strategies to diversify and grow sales channels and scale US sales funnels and processes.

    We will dive into prospecting, customer journey mapping, messaging, and more; everything a growing company needs to build its B2B Sales Playbook.

    💻 Register for our upcoming webinar to learn more about our goals for the bootcamp, have your questions answered and get some insights into the current state of sales.

    👓 Apply to the bootcamp. Up to two people per company are welcome to join.

    ☎️ Book a call with the bootcamp team to learn more about the program and find out if you’d be a good fit or how we might be able to work together.

    ✍🏽 And, check out our blog post about Creating Your Sales Playbook: How to Navigate B2B Sales and Scaling in 2020

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    Hapday Group is an operational consultancy that helps startups and growth-stage companies launch and scale their business in the US market through helping build and launch Sales Channel Development as well as provide services around Hiring Strategy, Advisory, and Fundraising support for companies looking to accelerate their US Market strategy.

  • Discover career paths offered at LaGuardia Community College and quiz our industry experts!

    Don't miss out on this FREE Online Webinar to help direct you towards a rewarding professional future.


    Sign up today!


    At this event, you will:


     - Explore the lucrative, fast growing and high demand IT field in this interactive session

     - Get key tips on what effective Digital Marketing can do for your business

     - Discover what’s in store for the next generation of IT careers in cloud computing and Python

     - Connect with our industry experts, who can help guide you towards an IT career path that is right for you

     

    For more information on our certificates and offerings, visit www.laguardia.edu/ce

    Reach out to us if you have any questions. We're here to help

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  • Want to learn more about where and how your role in software engineering fits in tomorrow’s tech ecosystem?

    Have questions on what skills and experiences you need to propel yourself as a software engineer in the future?

    Need to understand where the software engineering industry is going to determine what steps you’ll take moving forward?

    You are not alone.

     

    Join us on Tuesday June 9th as we discuss these questions and more at our Future of Software Engineering online panel discussion & live chat via Zoom. Our panel of experts from across the country, representing industry leaders large and small will share their knowledge and experience on a variety of issues relevant not only to professionals working in software engineering related fields, but the greater tech and business communities at large.

     

    Among the topics we’ll cover through our one hour Future of Software Engineering discussion are:

    Who are the industry leaders in software that we need to watch?

    What are the trends and opportunities pushing software to the forefront?

    When can we expect these changes?

    Where will we need to be as both individuals and teams to meet these developments?

    Why should we care about these developments?

     

    FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

    Steve Kinney, Senior Principal Software Engineer, Twilio

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  • NY Tech Latinas - Latina Luminaries Fireside Chat

    • Tuesday, June 09, 2020 at 06:00 PM
    • Instagram Live - @nytechmeetup


    NY Tech Alliance invites you to take part in a new initiative being launched by our board member, Yvonne De La Pena: NY Tech Latinas, a program aimed at highlighting the incredible work that Latinas are doing in the NYC tech ecosystem!

    NY Tech Latina's first program is Latina Luminaries, a bi-monthly fireside chat featuring Latina leaders and executives doing amazing work in the tech ecosystem. The series will be hosted on NY Tech Meetup's Instagram Live feed and moderated by Yvonne!

    This edition's guest speaker will be Jessica Santana, Co-Founder and CEO of America On Tech, (AOT), an organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders. Jessica is an entrepreneur, technologist, writer, philanthropist, and an all-around powerhouse in the New York City tech ecosystem!

    To join the fireside chat, follow NY Tech Alliance on Instagram at @nytechmeetup and tune into IG Live at 1pm on June 9th!

    About Jessica Santana
    Jessica Santana is one of the co-founders and CEO of America On Tech (AOT), an organization on a mission to prepare the next generation of technology leaders. AOT provides students with access to the development, mentoring, networking and professional experiences that prepare them for degrees and careers in technology. Their work has been featured in major media outlets such as Forbes, CNN, Wells Fargo, Sirius XM Radio, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, BET, Black Enterprise, AlleyWatch and The Network Journal. AOT has offices in NY and LA.

    Prior to AOT, Santana worked as a technology consultant for global brands such as JPMorgan Chase, Accenture and Deloitte. She has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and NYN 40 Under 40 Rising Stars list. In 2020, Causeartist named her 1 of 37 Social Entrepreneurs to watch and EdLoC named her a Compass Leader in Ending Generational Poverty.

    Among her accolades, Jessica is an Ashoka Emerging Innovator, Pahara Institute Next-Gen Leader, Wells Fargo Millennial Activist, JPMorganChase Global Enterprise Technology Leader, Morgan Stanley Emerging Leader, Deloitte Future Leaders Apprentice​ and one of 50 Visionary Women L​eaders to Watch by Innov8t​iv Magazine. She has received prestigious fellowships with REDF, Camelback Ventures, Points of Light Civic Accelerator and 4.0 Schools. Jessica was also one of the inaugural technology anchors on Univision, part of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community and formerly served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at General Assembly.

    She has presented and spoken to over 100+ different audiences that include SXSW Edu, TechCrunch, Google for Entrepreneurs, White House, Thomson Reuters and Bloomberg. Her commitment to philanthropy and community engagement is evidenced by her world travels and work in parts of Europe, China and South America to work with nonprofits, private companies and social enterprises that better local communities and economies. She is a board member or PowerMyLearning and the Office of Multicultural Advancement at Syracuse University. She graduated with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Accounting and Information Technology from Syracuse University.

    About Yvonne De La Peña

    Yvonne is passionate about creating educational opportunities to encourage youth from under-represented groups to become designers and inventors with technology. She graduated with a B.S. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin and her own experience as a Latina in computing motivated her to pursue a PhD in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles. Yvonne has over 10 years experience developing and launching educational programs and digital products in both the for-profit and non-profit space. She is currently the Director of BridgeUP: STEM at the American Museum of Natural History. BridgeUP: STEM is AMNH’s newest education program for young women, focused on the intersection of computer science and scientific research, and is generously funded by the Helen Gurley Brown Revocable Trust and the Pussycat Foundation.

     

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  • Startup Financing Forum: The Venture Debt Alternative

    • Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

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    About this Event

    With the startup financing ecosystem facing a severe disruption due to COVID-19, many companies are finding that the reduced pace of venture capital activity and the pressure on valuation and other deal terms is making venture debt an attractive alternative. Please join us for a webinar featuring a panel of specialists in the area of venture debt. Together they will address the following topics:

    • What is venture debt, and how is it structured?
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of venture debt, compared to venture capital?
    • In what situations can venture debt be a good choice for a startup company?
    • What is the process for lining up and closing a round of venture debt financing?

    The session will include plenty of time for the panelists to answer attendee questions.

    Panel Leader:

    Panelists:

    • Chris DeMayo, Christopher M. DeMayo, CPA, MBA, Partner, Practice Leader: Technology and Emerging Growth Services, Withum
    • Alicia Fuller, Senior Market Manager, Silicon Valley Bank
    • Kevin Zeidan, Managing Director, Hercules Capital

    About the panel:

    Paul Ellis, Managing Partner, Paul Ellis Law Group

    As Managing Partner of the 8-lawyer firm, Paul Ellis Law Group, Paul counsels on issues including formation, early-stage and venture financing, joint venture and strategic partnering relationships, employment, equity plans, mergers and acquisitions, and, together with his colleagues, protection and licensing of intellectual property. Beyond the internet/mobile/IT industries, he has practiced in industries including telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, banking, real estate, consumer products and entertainment. He has represented companies ranging from startups to multinationals, as well as funds and individual and institutional investors. Paul is a board member of NY Tech Alliance and organizes its events on legal issues for startup through midsize tech companies. He holds a BA from Harvard and a JD from Georgetown.

    Christopher M. DeMayo, CPA, MBA, Partner, Practice Leader: Technology and Emerging Growth Services, Withum

    Chris is a partner at Withum and serves as the firm’s Practice leader for the Technology and Emerging Growth Services Group. With over 15 years of experience, he has dedicated his time to servicing this industry and tech community and has had the privilege of working and building relationships with some of the most well-known and successful technology and emerging growth companies in the space. In addition to servicing his clients, his responsibilities include representing the firm in the marketplace, developing marketplace strategies, leading the growth and success of the firm’s technology and emerging growth practice. Read more about Chris at https://www.withum.com/our-people/christopher-m-demayo

    Alicia Fuller, Senior Market Manager, Silicon Valley Bank

    Alicia Fuller is a Senior Market Manager for Silicon Valley Bank leading the bank's technology practice in New York City. She is responsible for the leadership, client relationships and sales for enterprise software and consumer technology companies in the region. Alicia has nearly 13 years experience at SVB working with clients in various relationship management and debt product roles.

    Prior to this role, Alicia was a Managing Director for Silicon Valley Bank in the Arlington, VA office where she oversaw the Bank’s efforts in partnering with emerging and growth companies in the innovation economy throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

    Alicia holds a BA in Finance from Virginia Tech. She is passionate about helping to support and promote female founders and works to create an equal playing field in the tech industry.

    Kevin Zeidan, Managing Director, Hercules Capital

    Kevin Zeidan has more than 22 years of experience in the innovation sector working with VCs, start-ups and public companies. Kevin has forged solid relationships with top-tier VC firms, banks, debt funds, and C-level executives because of his commitment to bring value and financial intelligence to the venture and technology communities.

    Specialties: venture debt, senior/junior lien and payment terms, working capital, MRR lines of credit, no covenant growth capital loans, bridge loans, venture capital, relationship management, banking, and finance.

    Kevin is currently a Managing Director at Hercules Capital where he is focused on originating, executing and managing new investment opportunities.

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  • ONLINE - Women in Leadership: Shaping Stronger Pathways

    From engineering to entrepreneurship, women are underrepresented at every level in the corporate pipeline. While career opportunities for women have increased dramatically over the years, representation in the C-suite is far from parity, with only 21% of positions filled by women. At what point does this gap occur and why? And how do we work together, across generations and leadership levels, to create stronger pathways for women in the workplace?

    Join us for a cross-generational conversation with industry leaders to explore these questions and discuss the ways we can continue on the road to equality.

    SPEAKERS
    Monika Saksena, Director, Global Partnerships & Tools at Google
    Tonia O'Connor, CEO at Chopra Global
    Clare Carr, VP of Marketing at Chief
    Serena Nguyen, Director, Talent Experience & Strategy at MaRS Discovery District
    Catherine Hunter, Partner at EY Canada

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  • Learn more about the online world and how it can drastically change your business.

    Join Noah Kagan, CEO of the Sumo Group, and Tali Mandelzweig, COO of MeetFox, speak about their experience of running an online business and lessons they have learned along the way.

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  • DeveloperWeek New York 2020

    • Friday, June 19, 2020 at 08:00 AM – June 20, 2020
    • Brooklyn Expo Center in Brooklyn, NY
    • $895.00 USD

    Join 3,000+ Developers, Engineers & Technical Leaders at the East Coast’s Largest Developer Conference & Expo.

    DeveloperWeek New York (#DEVWEEKNYC) is the East Coast’s largest developer & software engineering event with 3,000+ developers, engineers, architects, dev managers, IT professionals and tech execs. All will converge in New York City for a series of events covering the cutting-edge innovation in the developer technology industry: 6+ Conferences, Summits & Workshop Tracks, the 2-Day Expo, the DeveloperWeek New York Hackathon, Hiring Expo, and Partner Events.

    New York is a capital of worldwide enterprise app development, and DeveloperWeek New York is the East Coast’s definitive conference for the developer community. DeveloperWeek New York continues our tradition in New York City, where we will be coming back for the 7th year!

    Conferences, Summits & Workshop Tracks
    DeveloperWeek New York spans all of software development and places a focus on the enterprise: programming & languages such as JavaScript, Python & C#; Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning; DevOps; Best Practices in Dev Management; Microservices & APIs; and Blockchain & Fintech.

    What’s going on at DeveloperWeek New York?
    • 30+ Dev Exhibitors with the hottest technologies
    • 100+ Visionary talks and technical workshops
    • 3,000+ developers, executives, and entrepreneurs
    • City-wide events for all pass holders